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McDaniel, Sara C.; Besnoy, Kevin D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In many cases, the school failure cycle begins in elementary school for students with specific risk factors. Young students with learning difficulties and behavioral problems require a timely and sufficient program to prevent poor school outcomes. After-school mentoring programs are effective in providing meaningful relationships, structure, and…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Elementary School Students
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Frank, Jennifer L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish empirical benchmarks for the rate of student discipline in public alternative schools in the United States and to identify normative rates of disciplinary infractions across different grade levels, gender, and racial groups. Participants included 15,846 students attending 108 alternative schools in 73…
Descriptors: Prevention, Academic Failure, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Bouck, Emily C.; Cosby, Missy D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multitiered system of support, designed to improve student learning outcomes and early identification of struggling students. Much attention has been paid to RtI for literacy at the elementary level, but less on RtI for mathematics at the secondary level. The current case study examines one high school's…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Davis, Marcia H.; Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Balfanz, Robert W.; Stein, Marc L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Preventing School Failure, 2019
This study focuses on the implementation of an early warning indicator and intervention system in 20 southern high schools. This model included a team of teachers, counselors, and student support services personnel who analyzed ninth-grade student-level data and implemented and monitored interventions. The team was led by a half-time coach who…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Identification, Dropout Prevention, Intervention
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LaGue, April; Eakin, Gene; Dykeman, Cass – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In this nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline, single-subject research study, the authors conducted a preliminary exploration of whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can be expanded to the treatment of math anxiety. Three high school students who were assessed with high levels of math anxiety met individually twice a week for 6 weeks with…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Mathematics Anxiety
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Davis, Mariya T.; Cumming, Ingrid K. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Transition from high school to adulthood is a difficult period of life for all youth, especially those with disabilities. Research indicates students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) experience difficulties in transitioning to a postschool environment. Their postschool outcomes in the areas of education, employment, and community…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Crosby, Shantel D.; Day, Angelique G.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Baroni, Beverly A. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Court-involved, female students often experience trauma and disproportionate school discipline, complicating their academic success. This mixed-method study examines students' use of and experiences with the Monarch Room (MR), a trauma-informed disciplinary alternative. The study examines service utilization, using a repeated measures analysis of…
Descriptors: Suspension, Court Litigation, Females, Discipline
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Flannery, K. Brigid; Kato, Mimi McGrath – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS) is a framework for establishing a schoolwide positive social culture with a continuum of behavior supports and an effective learning environment for all students. This framework was initially implemented in elementary and middle schools and more recently in high schools. Coaches for…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports, High Schools, School Size
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Harrison, Judith R.; State, Talida M.; Wills, Howard P.; Custer, Beth A.; Miller, Elaine – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Transition planning is a mandated component of individualized education plans (IEPs) designed to ensure successful transition to adult life for students with disabilities. Students with social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs experience poor post-school outcomes, suggesting a need for more effective transition planning. This study evaluated…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Parents
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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The research base for Check-in, Check-out (CICO), a targeted behavioral intervention within a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports framework, is growing. However, little has been written about its application in therapeutic alternative programs. To extend the literature base, the current article describes a study conducted…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, High Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Blitz, Lisa V.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Data collected from teachers in a racially diverse, high-poverty high school were used to inform the initial steps in developing a school-university partnership to create a culturally responsive trauma-informed community school. The project utilized community-based participatory research to explore sensitive areas of school system functioning.…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Morano, Stephanie; Riccomini, Paul J. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The body of peer-tutoring intervention research targeting higher order learning (HOL) objectives for middle and high school students with disabilities is reviewed. Peer-tutoring outcomes are synthesized and studies are analyzed to examine the influence of tutoring procedures and study design features on intervention efficacy. Findings show that…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students
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Dennis, Minyi Shih; Knight, Jacqueline; Jerman, Olga – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This article describes how to teach fraction and percentage word problems using a model-drawing strategy. This cognitive strategy places emphasis on explicitly teaching students how to draw a schematic diagram to represent the qualitative relations described in the problem, and how to formulate the solution based on the schematic diagram. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Word Problems (Mathematics), Models
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Feemster, Kristen G.; Proctor, Steven L.; Hoffmann, Norman G. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This study identified peak periods of the onset, prevalence, and correlates of early adolescent substance use, and evaluated the feasibility of implementing a brief student survey at a high school in the southeastern United States. A brief survey was self-administered and 791 students with a mean age of 16.2 years (SD = 1.24) provided complete…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Bruhn, Allison L.; Kaldenberg, Erica; Bappe, Kemlyn Tan; Brandsmeier, Brian; Rila, Ashley; Lanphier, Lindsay; Lewis, Megan; Slater, Alexandra – Preventing School Failure, 2016
In two studies, the systematic approach to designing functional assessment-based interventions (FABIs) created by Umbreit, Ferro, Liaupsin, and Lane (2007) was used with high school students receiving special education services in self-contained classrooms reserved for students with persistent behavior problems. In Study 1, an AB design was used…
Descriptors: Intervention, High School Students, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education
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